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OTT

Over the top.

Excessive or uncalled for.
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over-the-top broadcasting

A content provider that uses the Internet to deliver its material. For example, over-the-top (OTT) providers such as Netflix and Hulu stream movies and TV shows over networks provided by Internet service providers (ISPs). See over-the-top messaging, over-the-top service and ISP. See also overlay network.

over-the-top service

An over-the-top service refers to applications that use existing networks such as the Internet and cellular networks. It could easily be said that every application that accesses the Internet is an over-the-top service; however, the term is typically reserved for apps such as instant messaging (IM), video calling and voice over IP (VoIP) whereby two parties communicate with each other. See over-the-top streaming and over-the-top messaging.

over-the-top streaming

A streaming service that uses the Internet to deliver its material. For example, over-the-top (OTT) providers such as Netflix and Hulu stream movies and TV shows to an app in a set-top box over networks provided by Internet service providers (ISPs). See over-the-top messaging, over-the-top service and ISP. See also overlay network.
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